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New Media & Digital Services’ win six AIMIA awards including ‘Best of the Best’

At a ceremony in Sydney last month ABC New Media & Digital Services won six awards at the prestigious A u s t r a l i a n Interactive Multimedia Industry Association (AIMIA) annual presentation night. ABC New Media & Digital Services had 14 projects as finalists in this year’s awards, and took out six of the total 16 categories: ★ Winged Sandals – Best of the Best and Best eLearning or Reference. ABC Online in association with The University of Melbourne's Centre for Classics and Archaeology, abc.net.au/arts/wingedsandals ★ Kylie Kwong – Best Arts Lifestyle or Non-Profit. ABC Broadband and TV Online, abc.net.au/kyliekwong ★ Grow Your Own – Best eInclusion, ABC Rural Online and Radio National, abc.net.au/grow

★ Game On – Best Electronic Entertainment or Game. ABC Online, Film Victoria and South Australia Film Corporation, abc.net.au/gameon ★ Health Matters – Best Health. ABC Health Online, abc.net.au/health Winged Sandals, the only entry to receive two awards, is a rich interactive website that brings Greek mythology to students with modern interpretations of classical Greek myths and characters. Other ABC finalists included Black Friday – abc.net.au/blackfriday; Kath and Kim 2 – abc.net.au/kathandkim; ABC Asia Pacific Online – www.abcasiapacific.com; Planet Slayer– www.planetslayer.com which was awarded the prestigious Prix Italia award last year.

Perseus,. in a scene from the Wi n g e d Sandals we b s i t e, a Who’s Who of gods, heroes and monsters from classical mythology

ABC New Media and Digital wins 26 Awards for ‘most accessed’ websites ABC New Media and Digital Services also received 26 ‘ Top 10 Aw a r d s ’ in their categories, with five of them ranked number one, in the Hitwise industry awards recognising the top 10 most accessed Australian websites. 21 ABC sites were among the most visited Australian websites, measured in the final quarter of 2003 from over 450,000 websites worldwide.

abc.net.au/broadbandkids and abc.net.au/streaming, Triple J: triplej.abc.net.au, Radio National: abc.net.au/rn, ABC News: abc.net.au/news, ABC Health Online: abc.net.au/health, Gardening A u s t r a l i a: abc.net.au/gardening, ABC Shop: shop.abc.net.au. If you haven’t already, check out some of these abc websites. You’re in for a treat.

Five ABC New Media websites were recorded as the most accessed Australian sites in their categories and acclaimed as number one : ¥ Entertainment: Books and Writing - abc.net.au/arts ¥ Lifestyle: Children’s sites - abc.net.au/children ¥ Lifestyle: Environment - abc.net.au/science ¥ Lifestyle: Pets and Animals abc.net.au/creaturefeatures ¥ Sports: Olympics - abc.net.au/olympics The awards are based on information collected regarding the Internet usage of over 25 million users worldwide, covering websites sourced for home, work and educational purposes. The ABC websites recognised with a Top 10 award include ABC Rural: abc.net.au/rural, A B C Science Online: abc.net.au/science, ABC A r t s: abc.net.au/arts, ABC Kids: abc.net.au/rollercoaster and abc.net.au/children, ABC Broadband services: abc.net.au/broadband, Page 8

From Lifestyle -Environment: abc .net.au/science website

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Update March 2004  

Quarterly newsletter published by Friends of the ABC (NSW)

Update March 2004  

Quarterly newsletter published by Friends of the ABC (NSW)

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